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Department of History Records, 1896-2003
2.5 linear feet (6 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00135

Abstract:
The records contain some historical documents on the teaching of history at Smith College, general records of the History Department and reading lists and course lists for the department. There are documents related to the Mendenhall Prize in History and on the symposium "Faces of Tradition" in honor of Klemens von Klemperer held April 2-4, 1987.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access:

The minutes of the History Department are restricted for 75 years.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

Various lecturers taught history courses from the beginning of Smith College in 1875 until 1894 when a Department of History was more formally established with Prof. Charles Downer Hazen as the resident head. Prof. Hazen remained in this position until 1914 when Prof. John Spencer Bassett became head of the department; Prof. Bassett was responsible for the establishment of the department's publication Smith College Studies in History, 1915-2003. By 1919-1920 the teaching staff included five full professors, two associate professors, two assistant professors and three instructors plus two readers.

Scope and Contents

The Department of History files contain correspondence, reading lists, lecture and student notes from classes, publications and other material documenting the history of the department.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access:

The minutes of the History Department are restricted for 75 years.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Department of History Records, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00135, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

Source unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Melvin Carlson, Jr.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
Historical information


Box 1160: folder 1
Introductory Course in History: Digest of Material Obtained by Questionnaire from Sixty American Colleges and Universities, by Sidney R. Packard
1940

Box 1160: folder 1a
History Club
1896-1930s

Box 1160: folder 2
Departmental rosters and committee lists
1970s-1980s

Box 1160: folder 3
Memorandum and announcements
19 -19

Box 1160: folder 4
Photographs


Box 1160: folder 5
Honors requirements and documents


Box 1160: folder 6
NEA Summer Institutes
1967-1969

Box 1160: folder 7-9
Departmental minutes
1914-1921

Box 1160: folder 10
Departmental minutes--RESTRICTED
1922-1932

Box 1160: folder 11
Departmental minutes--RESTRICTED
1932-1938

Box 1160: folder 12
Departmental minutes--RESTRICTED
1938-1945

Box 1160: folder 13
Course lists - General


Box 1161
Courses 4a-11


Box 1161
Reading lists for History 11
1919-1966

Box 1162
Courses 12-383


Box 1163
Lecture notes for English history
Early 1900s

Box 1164
Mendenhall Prize in History
1974-1991

Box 1165
Records re Symposium "Faces of Tradition" in honor of Klemens von Klemperer, held April 2-4, 1987
1986-1987

Box 1165
Smith College studies in history
1915-2003



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Subjects
  • Smith College. Dept. of History.


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